Despite not releasing any new material in almost 30 years, the impact that Dead Kennedys have had on hardcore punk is unmistakable. While faces have come and gone — most notably frontman Jello Biafra, swapped out for a number of singers before Ron “Skip” Greer ultimately settled in — the San Francisco–based outfit has continued to tour intermittently since 2001. The group’s combination of biting left-wing politics and juvenile sarcasm has endured over the years, allowing the DKs to continue playing their formative material and helping to usher in an era of punk nostalgia that continues to this day.
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